When you’re planning on being someplace at a selected time and wish to organize transportation to get there, Uber permits you to schedule rides upfront so that you just don’t have to do it when the time truly comes.
Consider, although, that scheduling an Uber experience upfront doesn’t truly assure you’ll get a experience. When you schedule a experience every week upfront, Uber drivers don’t see your request till proper once you want the experience—it nonetheless reveals up as a standard request to close by Uber drivers.
Which means that if it’s actually busy out, you continue to could not get a experience as rapidly as you most likely anticipated. Or if it’s an off-peak time, you continue to could be hard-pressed to discover an Uber driver out on the roads.
In different phrases, it doesn’t work like restaurant reservations—you don’t get to skip the lengthy line at the hostess desk simply since you scheduled a reservation upfront. As an alternative, the Uber app simply sends out a standard request for a experience at the time you specified.
The excellent news is that when the app does ship out your request at the scheduled time, it spends up to 15 minutes continually requesting a experience mechanically if there’s not an Uber driver at the moment wanting for fares. In greater cities this often isn’t an issue anyway, however in smaller cities the place there might not be a whole lot of demand, Uber drivers will be arduous to come by at sure hours throughout the day. In these situations, the Uber scheduling function will hold making an attempt for you.
Begin off by opening up the Uber app in your telephone and tapping the icon with a automotive and a clock to the proper of the “The place to?” field.
Choose the date and time once you need to schedule your experience. Take observe that it’s going to mechanically add 15 minutes to the time you choose. This 15-minute window is the interval the place Uber will constantly request for a experience if it may’t discover one straight away (as mentioned above).
After you’ve chosen a date and time, faucet the “Set Pickup Time” button at the backside. On Android, it’s the “Set Pickup Window” button.
Now it’s time to set the vacation spot, and you are able to do that in a few methods. The primary means is by tapping on “The place to?” and coming into in a spot or deal with manually. You may also choose a predetermined location listed under that.
The second means is by discovering the vacation spot on the map, after which utilizing the pin to decide the location. Do that by swiping down in the center of the display.
From there, drag the map round till the pin is positioned on the location of your vacation spot. While you’ve bought your vacation spot set, hit the “Completed” button at the backside.
When that’s finalized, faucet the “Schedule UberX” button at the backside. On this display, additionally pay attention to the estimated value and the cost methodology the app will use. That is vital as a result of Uber scheduling at the moment doesn’t help Apple Pay—you will have to use a debit or bank card as an alternative.
After your experience is scheduled, Uber will mechanically request a experience for you beginning at the time you specified.